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The Lark

Boxing Day

A short story

Photo by Barna Bartis on Unsplash

Sunday, 26 December, early morning.

Palm fronds flutter in the gentle breeze as the sunrise paints a coral sky to the east. A pied imperial pigeon roosts with its mate under the canopy of a gazebo while a cormorant preens her feathers at the shoreline. A small boy, who lied about his age to get the job, scoops leaves from the pool of the Villanew Resort. The boy whistles to the birds, and they…

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Alex Godley

Alex Godley

I’m a humble bard who likes to play with words and create new worlds. I also like chocolate. And cake.